Dawn never thought motherhood would feel like this. Moira never thought she’d have a case like this.
Unfolding backwards to the heart-rending moment when everything changed, Shallow Slumber looks past the headlines to the lives beneath.
Starring Olivier award nominee Alexandra Gilbreath opposite rising star Amy Cudden, Shallow Slumber is directed by recent UK Film Council Breakthrough Brit Mary Nighy. Playwright Chris Lee is an award-winning writer, lifelong social worker and former associate of the Finborough and Abbey Theatres.
From the producers of Tender Napalm
£10 previews (24-26 Jan)
£12.50 (27 Jan – 4 Feb & matinees)
£15 (4-18 Feb)
Suitable for ages 11+
POST SHOW TALKS
Tue 31 Jan: The cast & crew discuss the production and take audience questions.
Tue 7 Feb: Women in the criminal justice system – a panel discussion feat Rachel Halford (Women in Prison), Graham Beech (NACRO), Angus Mulready-Jones (PACT), Graham Ixer (GSCC) and Clean Break Theatre Company.
Tue 14 Feb: The social work profession: its status, role and complexities – a panel discussion feat Penny Thompson (GSCC), Claire Barcham and Andy O’Beirne (College of Social Work) and Chris Lee (social worker and writer of Shallow Slumber).
All post-shows are free with a ticket to that evening’s performance.
Production supported by the Royal Victoria Hall Foundation and the Unity Theatre Trust.
‘Cudden and Nighy are names to watch, and Gilbreath is searingly good’
‘If we see a more finely expressed meeting of minds, battle of wills and mutual, agonised soul-searching anywhere else on stage this year I’d be very surprised’ Telegraph
‘A powerful piece of new writing… the acting, in Mary Nighy’s gripping studio production, is terrific… an excellent production’ The Stage
‘The script and the acting are note perfect’ Spoonfed
The Independent talks to director Mary Nighy Read article
The Guardian talks to writer Chris Lee Read interview
Nominated for three OffWestEnd.com Offie Awards for Best Actress for Alexandra Gilbreath and Amy Cudden and for Best New Play
- Alexandra Gilbreath, Amy Cudden
- Mary Nighy
- Georgia Lowe
- Lighting Designer
- Christopher Nairne
- Sound Designer
- Ed Borgnis